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In my world, Halloween is all about the TREAT! It is the one time of year where I let myself indulge in the candy I love, like Skittles and Starburst. So when I stumbled across this Skittles & Starburst 30 Pack from Sam’s Club, I just knew it was time to get in the Halloween spirit. Last year, I went with a dark, literary themed – lots of black and purple. This year I am going COLORFUL, which is, of course, where the fruity candy comes in. With this variety pack, I created 2 different projects: Monster Mash Jars with Skittles and Mummy Starburst favors with a tag.
MONSTER MASH JARS
I opened up the Skittles and started to divide them into their own individual jars. To fill the large mason jars, I definitely used more Skittles than the ones in the box. However, smaller mason jars would definitely work if you own them!
After the jars were filled mostly full, I got to working on the decorations. I used vinyl to make the faces, cutting out the designs with the help of my Silhouette. You can find the pieces yourself on the shop – just search for Build a Jack-O-Lantern. There are a TON of fun options.
I added the individual pieces to the jar by hand for this project so I could space them out exactly like I wanted.
When the Monsters started to come together, I decided I wanted to add a few details to some of them. For the Devil, I added horns on the top. For Frankenstein, the plugs on the side. For the witch, her hat. I made all of these out of paper and tape.
Tip: when cutting out these 3D elements, leave a portion beyond the design that you can fold over and tape. It makes it much easier to attach the design where you want. I did this for the hat, too. It is tucked underneath where I attached the tape to hold it in place.
MUMMY STARBURST FAVORS
I love having little treats and gifts on hand to give others, especially if we have people over for a party. For Halloween, I thought it would be fun to dress up the Starburst packets. I used gauze and wrapped around the packet. Then, I placed it in a cellophane bag and tied it off with black ribbon. Of course I needed a message to add to the gift, so I typed out “Hope your Halloween bursts with friends, fun and fright!” and attached it to a Halloween themed paper.
These were really quick to put together, so that’s a bonus if you are making as a party favors or treats to send to school with the kids. A little gauze also goes a long way!
So next time you are in Sam’s Club, make sure you head on over to candy aisle to check out this variety pack! I personally always want Yellow and Pink Starburst to satisfy a sweet tooth. I was also really excited that this pack had some of the other flavors included, too. I’ve been wanting to try the Skittles Sours.
How would you use Skittles and Starburst for your own Halloween fun?